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Language ­ Praise Song
for My Mother
Point Evidence Analysis
- Metaphor - `You were//water to - Water = survival, purity, a journey
me' (the flow)

- Adjectives - `deep' `bold' - Deep = distance: water `deep-end',
`fathoming' scared of her? Dragging her down?
- Bold = brave, not shy…

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fish out of water' = cultural
- Gills: breathing, you were my breath.
- Metaphor - `the flame tree's - Shelter?
spread' - `Flame' = heat, fire, a negative
- `the crab's leg' connotation when put together with
- Family tree ­ `spread' bad traits
passed down?


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